"develops one fresh new insight after another...In the great tradition of physicists writing for the masses, The Elegant Universe sets a standard that will be hard to beat." -- The New York Times Book Review
In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of 11 dimensions where the fabric of space tears and repairs itself, and all matter-from the smallest quarks to the most gargantuan supernovas-is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.
Green uses everything from an amusement park ride to ants on a garden hose to illustrate the beautiful yet bizarre realities that modern physics is unveiling. Dazzling in its brilliance, unprecedented in its ability to both illuminate and entertain, The Elegant Universe is a tour de force of science writing-a delightful, lucid voyage through modern physics that brings us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.
$14.95There are some fundamental mysteries of life. We think we know the answers, but do we really?
$14.95Have you ever wondered why lightning never strikes twice? And why the Empire Strikes Again, but the Postman Always Rings Twice (just kidding)? Even as adults we have so many questions in our minds where we think we know the answers, but do we really?
This year the Astronomy Calendar again features the winners of the CWAS David Malin Awards; Winning images are the first five months:
Nightscapes: Super Moon over Paradise by Eddie Trimarchi
Wide-Field: Milky Way Rift by Troy Casswell
Deep Sky& Overall Winner: Witch’s Head by Phil Hart
Themed section (Airglow): Red Airglow by James Garlick
Solar System: Solar Storm by Peter Ward
All other featured photos received Honourable Mentions.